Outlander Season 6 finale recap: Jamie and Claire go on the worst road trip ever

Outlander Season 6 -- Courtesy of Robert Wilson/STARZ
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Claire and Jamie fight for freedom in the Outlander Season 6 finale

If you thought any of your road trips were bad, they probably were nothing like what Jamie and Claire experienced in the Outlander Season 6 finale.

The Frasers face the fight for their lives in the Outlander Season 6 finale. It all picks up from where the previous episode left us. The Browns had turned up and wanted to arrest Claire. Of course, there’s no way that Jamie would allow that to happen.

To start, Jamie remains outside and makes it clear that Claire is not going with them. He spots Lizzie and one of the Beardsley twins at the stables, and they both run off. It’s clear they’re going for help.

Meanwhile, in the house, Claire sees Mrs. Bug and tells her to get away. Mrs. Bug will head to Arch and then they can get help.

It looks like the men are going to force their way into the house. One man does, but by this point, Claire has pulled out a couple of muskets. She fires at the man who comes in, getting him in the gut. He leaves, just as a fight breaks out outside. Brown’s men are holding and beating Jamie.

Claire manages to fire the musket at the group, catching one of the men attacking Jamie. It’s enough to get Jamie away from the men and in the house. Now it’s time for a siege.

Jamie and Claire protect their house

We see the siege play out. Claire puts a musket out the window to the back of the house. It’s made to look like Josiah is there with the Frasers. Would it be enough to fool the Committee of Safety? It looks so, although that could be because the focus is on Claire and Jamie at the front of the house.

Richard decides to wave a white flag. It’s manipulative. Jamie doesn’t shoot the man, but he shoots at the man. They’re clear warning shots, especially the one that hits Richard’s hat.

After a while, the shooting stops. It’s time for some food. Jamie knows that the fighting will go into the night. He’s also concerned that the Browns will end up setting fire to the house.

Is this the way it’s all going to go down? Is this what causes the fire at the Big House? Claire thinks about the obituary. That said they would die in January and it’s now May. Could the broadsheet be four months off? Jamie points out that he was a printer and knows you can’t always trust the broadsheet. There is a chance that this is how the fire starts.

Where are all the others? If help was coming, it would be here by now.

They do get a moment of peace and connection. Claire is sure that they could die tonight. Jamie questions about how many times he’s died, and the two go through five events: after Wentworth, after Culloden, being shot by Laoghaire, the snake bite, and Jamie agrees with Claire about the flogging. He doesn’t class the shipwreck as one because Claire nearly died, not him.

Why does this come up? Jamie has been thinking about France, and he thinks back to a fortune teller telling him that he’s like a cat with nine lives.